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North Carolina General Assembly legislators are required to re-evaluate district lines every ten years when the new census data become available. This is a powerful tool for the party in power, and in the November 2010 state elections, Republicans gained control of the two houses of the General Assembly. Swartz discusses what effect this might have on the new election districts.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 4, Jan 2011, p9, 11, map Periodical Website
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13928
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The Carolina Rail Hawks is a professional soccer team based in the Triangle area. Schwartz discusses whether professional soccer can survive in the Raleigh Triangle.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 4, Jan 2011, p26-27, il Periodical Website
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A recent report compiled by PRM Consulting states uncovered mistreatment of UNC housekeepers. Findings from the report substantiated workers' claims of harassment and inappropriate relationships amongst staff and management. Director of Housekeeping Bill Burston resigned before the report was disclosed to the public.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 40, Oct 2011, p7-8, il Periodical Website
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Carrboro adopted a plan to give low interest loans to local businesses but recent developments demand a re-evaluation of the program. The town's Economic Sustainability Commission wants new protocols to assess applicants when applying and also new guidelines for determining a local business' contribution to the community.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 38, Sept 2011, p9 Periodical Website
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The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy offered to donate funding for a selection of courses. Budget cuts to the UNC system caused UNC-Chapel Hill officials to eliminate a portion of Larry Goldberg's \"Elements of Politics\" honors class, a favored class amongst students and alumnae. A Republican led General Assembly voted for a state budget which cut Chapel Hill's funding by 17.9%, more than one hundred million.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 36, Sept 2011, p5, 15 Periodical Website
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After 11 months of deliberation, Chapel Hill town officials still may not decide on legalization of food trucks until an October 17th public hearing. Trucks flourish in neighboring Durham and Carrboro, but they are less welcome in Chapel Hill, where mobile vendors can operate only if they have special-event permits or if they park on private property with approval from the town planning board.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 34, Aug 2011, p11, f Periodical Website
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Bill Friday has been pushing for reform in college athletics for years. As the founding co-chairman of the Knight Commission, a watchdog group of college presidents and other leakers who seek to balance college-level sports with academics, this UNC system president emeritus has worked on reform issues for two decades.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 35, Aug 2011, p23, f Periodical Website
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For the second consecutive year, the Wake County Public School System has violated state and federal law by failing to provide an adequate education for 164 middle and high school students with disabilities, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 33, Aug 2011, p11 Periodical Website
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Drug Treatment Courts, which began in North Carolina in 1995 and expanded in 2001, operate on referrals from the traditional courts, alternative sentencing programs and probation officers. They are geared toward non-violent, high-risk, repeat drug offenders, most of whom have been charged with misdemeanors.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 24, June 2011, p13 Periodical Website
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Chapel Hill leaders raced against state legislature halting development in order to enact the construction of a moratorium in the town's two historically affordable African-American neighborhoods of Northside and Pine Knolls.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 25, June 2011, p5, 7, map Periodical Website
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A year and a half after it moved in, the Chapel Hill and Carrboro Human Rights Center is being given 90 days to leave Abbey Court, which for decades has housed some of the town's lowest income and most underserved residents. The center is embedded in the community, not just serving it, providing residents with access to services such as after-school tutoring, cooking classes, English lessons, and computer literacy classes.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 49, Dec 2011, p9, 65, f Periodical Website
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Alexander Stephens and Hudson Vaughan came to Chapel Hill's historically African-American neighborhoods to document oral histories, and they found a community eager to share its story. As well as the people, the neighborhoods have a storied past with visitors such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and James Brown.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p16, f Periodical Website
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Twenty protestors, known as Carrboro Commune, gathered in front of a building on Greensboro and Weaver streets in Carrboro. Their protests were incited by plan to build a 24-hour CVS pharmacy and office space, instead of a community center serving the citizens. Demonstrations ended peacefully when Mayor Mark Chilton negotiated with the group.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 6, Feb 2012, p8, il Periodical Website
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Cal Cunningham, attorney for Southern Durham Development, gave Durham City Council a thirty day deadline to decide on 751 South request. The 751 South request is a controversial issue to extend water and sewer service to 751 South near Lake Jordan. Pressured into a decision, six Durham City Council members voted unanimously to reject the proposal.
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Syringes, test tubes, X-ray machines, operating tables, computers, and other veterinary waste lie in an illegal dump near a stream that feeds Ellerbe Creek which runs across the county of Durham.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 13, Mar 2012, p5, 7, f Periodical Website
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